MADISON, Wis. -- NFIB in Wisconsin, the state's leading small-business association, announced today that Representative David Armstrong (R-75 Rice Lake) is a recipient of their prestigious Guardian of Small Business Award which recognizes those legislators who have taken a strong and consistent stand for Wisconsin’s small business community during the 2021-22 Session of the Legislature. The award was presented at Two Sisters Boutique, 26 N. Main Street, Rice Lake last Thursday.

“As a leader in the Legislature, Representative Armstrong was a key player with passage of legislation that will protect small business owners from frivolous COVID-related lawsuits,” said Bill G. Smith, NFIB State Director in Wisconsin. “He also played a critically important role as lead author of legislation that excludes PPP loan proceeds from state taxation which will save small business owners millions of dollars. We know he will continue to be an effective advocate for all issues that will help promote and strengthen Wisconsin’s small business community.”

The Guardian of Small Business Award is the organization’s highest honor, reserved for lawmakers who demonstrate exceptional leadership and consistency in supporting the small business agenda. On the issues last session identified by NFIB members as most important, Representative Born’s strong support of the NFIB agenda was pivotal on ensuring that small businesses and the issues that affect them are a priority.

For more than 75 years, NFIB has been advocating on behalf of America’s small and independent business owners, both in Washington, D.C., and in all 50 state capitals. NFIB is nonprofit, nonpartisan, and member-driven. Since our founding in 1943, NFIB has been exclusively dedicated to small and independent businesses and remains so today. For more information, please visit

Last Update: Oct 24, 2022 12:41 pm CDT

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